Fire breaks out in trash can in Dwinelle Hall bathroom

A fire broke out in a men’s bathroom in Dwinelle Hall at UC Berkeley Monday evening, forcing about 100 students to evacuate the building. According to UCPD officer William Kasiske, UCPD and the Berkeley Fire Department arrived just minutes after the fire broke out in a bathroom trashcan on Level
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Academic Senate passes resolutions criticizing response to Occupy Cal

After walking through a silent protest of about 50 students holding signs expressing “no confidence” in senior administrators Monday, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau gave his account of the administration’s response to the Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protests in front of about 300 faculty members. “I apologize again, and as chancellor take
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Regents approve funding for Lower Sproul renovation

The renovation of Lower Sproul Plaza overcame a major hurdle Monday when, in minutes, the UC Board of Regents approved the project as well as the hundreds of millions of dollars of debt that will come with it. The board’s Committee on Grounds and Buildings approved the $193 million project,
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ASUC holds letter-writing campaign aimed at UC regents

ASUC executives and senators gathered in the ASUC Senate Chambers Tuesday night to write handwritten letters to the UC Board of Regents, voicing their opinion against the university budget cuts. ASUC President Vishalli Loomba, Student Action Senator Connor Landgraf, Loomba’s Chief of Staff Sukhpreet Sembhi, Student Action Senator Justin Sayarath
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Occupy Cal sleeps out on Sproul Plaza

In contrast to last week when police raided the Occupy Cal encampment on Sproul Plaza, a sleep-out Monday night marked a relatively tranquil night for the approximately 50 protesters who occupied the plaza in sleeping bags. The sleep-out began at 9 p.m. with more than 200 demonstrators but eventually dwindled
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Protesters recount experiences at Nov. 9 Occupy Cal demonstration

Poised to file a federal lawsuit against UC Berkeley for alleged police brutality, Occupy Cal protesters met in Wheeler Hall Monday night to recount, in vivid detail, their experiences of the police violence at the Nov. 9 protest. About 50 people attended the 2.5-hour meeting, which was organized by BAMN,
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